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Classic TV commercials and public service announcements (PSAs) uploaded by archive.org users.

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An animated 1958 public service announcement for the Red Cross.
Topics: Classic TV, Classic PSA, Classic TV commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, 1958, Public Service...
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A brief PSA for "The United Way". The announcers voice sounds very familiar, I'm certain I've heard him do the voice-over of other things I've uploaded.
Topics: Classic PSA, PSA, Public Service Announcement
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50's Public Service Announcement telling it's young viewers to avoid racism. This is taken from the TV series "Captain Video", which aired on The DuMont Television Network.
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A 1949 Public Service Announcement aired on the DuMont Television Network, reminding the young viewers of "Captain Video" that "freedom is everybody's job". This features the same background as the 1950 PSA I uploaded. DuMont was a cheap network, but in fact, they did a lot of good things, like airing the complete McCathy hearings (sadly no footage remains from their coverage). One must give them credit for good intentions.
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Topics: 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, PSA, Public Service Announcement, DuMont Network, DuMont Television...
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A collection of 1963 commercials. The commercials all aired during the same episode of "The Andy Griffith Show". Sadly, no cast ads here. Products are: Grape-Nuts cereal, Sanka coffee, Post-Toastes cereal, Gaines-Burgers (this commercial has been uploaded before as a seperate upload). Also included is a "Jack Benny" promo and a fitness PSA.
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A public servive announcement reminding people to *not* litter.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Public Service Announcement, Classic PSA, 1963
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Another 1952 anti-prejudice public service announcement. This one references Benny Goodman.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, 1950s, Public Service Announcement, PSA
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A 1952 anti-prejudice PSA.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, Prejudice, 1950s, Anti-Racism, Public Service Announcement
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A 1960 public service annoucement that warns that many deaths each year could be prevented. Voiceover by Ozzie Nelson. "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" featured many PSAs over the years. The complete episode "No News for Harriet" can also be downloaded on the Internet Archive, but with inferior picture quality to this upload (it's a long, dull story as to why the picture quality is inferior).
Topics: 1960s, 60s, 1960's, 60's, Sixties, 1960, TV, Television, Classic TV, Driving, Deaths, Death, Cars,...
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A 1952 public service announcement for the United States navy.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public Service Announcement, 1952, 1950s, Navy
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A 1955 psa for save driving. This aired in a daytime show, hence why it is very basic. I believe the voice-over may have been live.
Topics: Classic PSA, PSA, Public Service Announcement, Cheap, Low budget, Low-budget, 1955
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A 1952 anti-prejudice PSA. With very cheap animation.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, 1950s, Public Service Announcement, Cheap animation
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A 1952 PSA for the United States marines. I took this PSA from a late-night TV program, but it looks like it may have also been issued theatrically...can anyone confirm or deny this?
Topics: Classic PSA, 1950s, 1952, Marines, Public Service Announcement
A 1952 public service announcement.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, Public Service Announcement, Drink Driving
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A 10-second spot for the American Cancer Society.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public Service Announcement
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A 1952 PSA for the U.S. Air Force, aimed at women. Picture quality is bad.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1950s, 1952, Air Force, Public Service Announcement
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A public service announcement about forest fires. I found this in a 6 April 1952 TV episode (search that date and you should be able to find it), but I'm not sure when it first aired...for all I know, it may have first aired in a previous year. Unfortunately, the closing moments of the PSA were cut-off during its broadcast in the program. Please note that the song in this PSA is presumably still copyrighted. I would request that if you upload this to YouTube, that you don't use my first person...
Topics: Classic PSA, Public Service Announcement, 1952
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A 1952 public service announcement for the United States Navy.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1950s, 1952, Public Service Announcement, PSA, Navy
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Another short PSA for the American Cancer Society.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public Service Announcement
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A "public information film" (aka public service announcement) for the British Army. Produced for the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Public service announcement, 1968, 1960s, Army, Military, Central Office of Information, Classic TV...
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Circa 1962 British "public information film" (aka public service announcement) about a form of part-time foster care. Produced for the Central Office of Information. I have no idea whether this was shown on TV, in cinemas, or both.  Note: this is sometimes attributed to 1960, however since the car featured wasn't on the market until 1961, this is not possible.  Interesting to see minority representation in an early 1960s PSA. 
Topics: Short film, Public service announcement, 1962, 1960s, Government film, Central Office of Information
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A 1965 British "public information film" aimed at motorcycle and motor scooter riders. It advises people to wear a safety helmet. This kind of short was shown on TV on both the BBC and ITV to fill in gaps in the schedule, and thus are known as "fillers".  Produced by unknown production company for the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Classic PSA, 1965, 1960s, Motorcycle, Fashion, Mid-century, Public service announcement, Central...
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A British "public information film" advising people to drive safely. I don't know the exact year, but it's mid-century era. These kind of shorts were shown on TV on both the BBC and ITV, and were often used to fill in gaps in the schedule, and thus are known as "fillers".  Produced by unknown production company for the Central Office of Information. 
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A British "public information film" aimed at motor scooter and motorcycle riders. I don't know the exact year, but I do know it is from the 1960s. Shorts like this were shown on TV on both the BBC and ITV, and were often used to fill in gaps in the schedule, and thus are known as "fillers".  Produced by unknown production company for the Central Office of Information. 
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A reel containing two vintage British "public information films" about bicycle safety. Both use basic animation. These shorts were shown on TV on both the BBC and ITV, and were often used to fill in gaps in the schedule, and thus were known as "fillers". Produced by the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Bicycle, Bike, Central Office of Information, British...